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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 4
« Last post by Chronix112 on September 17, 2017, 03:18:59 AM »
Yeah, I too have a habit of buying games way out of date as well. I'd rather buy a game and all DLC for $40 (like I'm going to do soon for the witcher 3) then buy any game at launch. Besides, theres always a never ending backlog of games for me to play. Not much free time as an adult. Much sad. And kids want to grow up fast, lol.

Funny that theres more people like me than I thought. lol
Unless you just really want support a company/dev there is really no reason to be in a hurry to buy a game at launch that you know that you are not immediately going to play, this is especially true $60. 00 AAA games. I am at point were I almost never buy games with AAA pricing at launch......still waiting for GTA V to have a greater then 50% discount.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on September 16, 2017, 11:51:26 PM »
Hold the presses people: Mickey's playing an RPG!

But seriously, I picked up Eliminage: Original for the 3DS, and I'm having an okay time with it. Just completed the intro segment, and now the game has opened up drastically. Looking forward to seeing where this goes, though it'll likely be slow-going, since I'm still maining, like, 5 online Free-to-play games, plus Street Fighter V and Overwatch.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Seultoria on September 16, 2017, 09:52:32 PM »
I don't know if I posted about getting a new job, but I moved to Raleigh for a new job to join a smaller, local accounting firm for the better work/life balance. This past deadline (9/15) is usually very busy as that is when business returns are due (at least for the federal government and some states. Many are due 10/15.) At my old job, I probably would have been working 55-70 hours per week for two months straight. At my new job, I've worked a total of 1 hour of overtime since I've been here and it's been amazing. What is great about this firm is that any overtime is accrued and will either be paid out as additional compensation time (salaried job, so no true 1.5x OT pay) or extra vacation time. So while I'll still have to work overtime January through April, at least I'll get extra vacation time out of it, which makes the extra work bearable. At the old firm, extra OT was expected just because it was a prestigious firm.

However, due to actually having a life, I've been addicted to Trails of Cold Steel 1 and 2 haha.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Seultoria on September 16, 2017, 09:23:32 PM »
Already 27 hours into Trails of Cold Steel 2. Gonna have to start playing slower from here on out, but this game and its predecessor have rekindled my love for RPGs.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII
« Last post by Isjaki on September 16, 2017, 08:50:07 PM »
.....Ys VIII is a really good game, everyone!
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General Discussions / Re: Artimicia's Food aid plea
« Last post by Kevadu on September 16, 2017, 08:42:18 PM »
Experiments with Soylent pt 3:

So I still have a bunch of this Soylent powder that I don't actually like and was trying to see what else I could do with it.  When you mix the powder with just a little bit of water (much less than you would use for the drink) it has a consistency almost like bread dough.  So the idea of making some sort of baked good out of it seemed worth a shot.

I looked around a bit and there are recipes out there.  I found one for Soylent muffins that I liked because it didn't add much.  There are others that add quite a few extra ingredients but I'm trying to maintain the nutritional completeness of the original formula.  So anything with added sugar/fat/etc. is no good.  I just want it to be more palatable.

But this muffin recipe looked promising and also quite simple.  I added some nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract for flavor and some steel cut oats for texture to my 'bread dough' mixture then put it in muffin cups and baked it.  Almost as simple as making something from a mix, really.  Unfortunately the end product left something to be desired...the recipe did warn that the muffins might be gooey on the inside but this was beyond simply being gooey.  I cooked them until the outside was golden brown and any more felt like it would be burning it but the inside was still practically raw.  I don't know exactly what it is about Soylent that makes it so hard to cook properly...but the outside edges that actually got cooked tasted good enough for me to give this another shot.  I think next time I will abandon the idea of making muffins at all and just put a thin layer of the dough in a jelly roll pan, and then cut it into bars or something.

And yes before anyone points it out I am aware of the irony of going through these baking experiments to use a product that is supposed to be all about bypassing baking.  But 1) I still have a bunch of this crap I want to use up.  And 2) these recipes are pretty simple and there is still some appeal to be able to make a bunch of muffins/bars/whatever in a batch that I can then eat whenever I don't want to bother cooking and still get a nutritionally complete meal out of it.

On the topic of nutritional completeness I do have some concerns about the baking process itself.  For instance it's pretty well known that vitamin C is very temperature sensitive and just the act of baking this stuff will destroy any vitamin C that was originally present.  I'm not too concerned about vitamin C itself because I can get enough from other sources, but I don't know enough to know what happens to everything else in it...
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Dincrest on September 16, 2017, 08:06:20 PM »
TI calculators with color screens?  At the high school I work at, students use the regular TI84... and I work at a school in a well-to-do area.  And back when I was in high school (in the 1990s), we used TI82s. 

Still, I'm surprised TI is still kicking.  I mean, you can get apps on smartphones and iPads (a lot of high schools issue iPads to students) that do everything the TI calculator does for less money.  The TI calculator itself is priced higher than many smartphones that do so much more. 
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Aeolus on September 16, 2017, 07:31:05 PM »
At least there's been the occasional Bunny Girl.

But yeah, something like a Duck Girl would be an interesting alternative.


XB2 looks pretty all right, but I agree the cast doesn't look as fun and from what little I've seen from trailers (I'm trying to stay on a media blackout as long as I can) just doesn't seem as intriguing and hits a lot of tropes that have been done before.  I will admit between the Controller and CE I'm amazed how fast I was still willing to throw down their asking price... for shame, Dicey, for shame.

Where are you finding listings for the CE? I've looked everywhere but online and maybe BestBuy but I've found nothing so far.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Starmongoose on September 16, 2017, 07:16:47 PM »
FF9 has Hippo Girls!
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Dice on September 16, 2017, 06:53:49 PM »
this looks like a few steps backwards from both those titles.

Xenoblade fans shouted this ad nauseum about Xenoblade X, which ended up being one of the best RPGs I've ever played.  For now, I'll assume they know what they're doing with this one, too, despite the looks.

I'm a pretty big fan of both myself, I can appreciate their differences easily and respect the separate worlds they manage to create.  I like XBC's focus more on fantasy and linearity and XBX's larger emphasis on sci-fi.  I'm honestly torn when it comes to picking a favorite, but I feel they're different enough to just say "I love em both" at the end of the day.  And dammit, Mira was a blast to explore.

XB2 looks pretty all right, but I agree the cast doesn't look as fun and from what little I've seen from trailers (I'm trying to stay on a media blackout as long as I can) just doesn't seem as intriguing and hits a lot of tropes that have been done before.  I will admit between the Controller and CE I'm amazed how fast I was still willing to throw down their asking price... for shame, Dicey, for shame.

...Man I'm so sick of cat girls... it's so unoriginal.  I want a dog girl barking at people she doesn't like... or a giraffe girl because that's funny to me. 
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